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Passeig Maritim de la Barceloneta s/n | En la playa, a la altura de la calle Andrea Doria, 08003 Barcelona, Spain (La Barceloneta)
+34 932240707
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Ranked #2,396 of 6,373 Restaurants in Barcelona
Price range: $20 - $41
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thu - Fri 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Asian, Spanish, Eclectic
Neighborhood:
Barceloneta
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Sal Café has an enviable position on Barcelona beach, facing the Mediterranean Sea. Its cooking intertwines Mediterranean tradition with cuisine from other whereabouts, such as Japan, Indonesia or Brazil. The restaurant is decorated with retro touches and a nod towards the 1970s, which gives it a welcoming feel day and night. Sal Café’s size allows it to cater large events, for more than 250 people. It is open all year round and can organise breakfasts, lunches, dinners and any other events for both corporate and private celebrations.
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I went there after chilling on the beach. We only ask for Tapas and Drinks. The choice of Tapas is Atypical but very tasty. You're just next to the beach... so you pay the prize. Service was very kind, maybe a little bit slow, but, whatever... beach, sun... there's no rush... Chill!! :-)

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

While walking along the beach on a beautiful sunny April day we happened upon the Sal Cafe. We had the 3 course lunch menu which included a glass of wine for about 12 euros and we were not disappointed. The waiter was friendly and the food was good. Great place to sit and relax. Fantastic value. I can't wait to... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Just dropped in here for a snack and drink by the seaside. Very laid back n cool vibe. A little expensive but still good. I'll be back!

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Barcelona, Spain
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We had a terrific lunch at Sal Cafe, the food is a great combination of traditional tapas and Spanish dishes, together with food from other cultures, such as hummus, guacamole, Indian-style spinash etc. I had a salad which was huge (the portions were all big) very fresh, and one of the best paellas I ever had. I would strongly recommend... More 

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Paris, France
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The location couldn't be better. We enjoyed a tasty lunch while our 7-year-old daughter played on the beach in front of us. The service was friendly, if a bit slow. I had a wok noodle dish that was well done. My wife enjoyed her vegetarian offering. Overall, a nice way to spend a couple of hours.

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

Don't eat here. If you do, don't eat the fish. Gave me food poisoning which caused me to be holed up in my apartment for the duration of my trip. This place ruined my trip.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This place is amaising... you would think that eating that close to the sea, it would be just a touristic restaurant, with expensive prices and bad food, but NO ! We have a rasta waiter that was so nice, speaking several languages and smiling all the time. We took some tapas : pulpo and croquetas... WOW !! They were incredible.... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We ate here for a late lunch/early dinner before setting off for the airport to come home. Having learned from experience that the Spanish portions are huge, we shared one starter and one main. Paella - excellent and full of flavour. Sardines - lovely and fresh. Friendly and helpful staff and a lovely setting, a nice way to end a... More 

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Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

The food was really bad and the service also. Waitress treat you like they hate you and the world. The paella was specially bad also, like they did it 2 days ago and they put it in the oven. I don't recommend go to eat there not even for the views of the beach if you are thinking in a... More 

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Aberfoyle, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Cafe Sal is a must for a lazy Sunday seafood lunch. Right on the boardwalk near the Olympic Port overlooking the med. They do the best seafood paella and the wine lsst is extensive. The team that work there are excellent . There's always a good buzz and you'll need to book at the weekend but it's well worth it.... More 

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Additional Information about Sal Cafe

Address: Passeig Maritim de la Barceloneta s/n | En la playa, a la altura de la calle Andrea Doria, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
Phone Number: +34 932240707
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > La Barceloneta
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm  8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm  8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 41
Cuisine: Asian, Spanish, Eclectic

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